ntfs formatting of external hard drive???

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by moneyshot, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. moneyshot macrumors member

    Nov 23, 2006

    I have a dilema:

    I have an external hard drive that I use to watch movies on a Nintendo Wii and some of the movie files are over 7GB, which means when I format the drive to FAT32 I cannot copy the larger files.

    What are my options for getting around this problem? I have VMware fusion but I cannot easily see my external drive in XP. Is it possible to format the drive in XP and then transfer everything via VMware on XP?

    Or is there a simple solution that I don't know about??

    Thanks in advance
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    If you install MacFuse and NTFS-3G on your Mac, then reboot, you can use Disk Utility to initialize the drive as NTFS.

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